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, 2016
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Estimated Generation of E-Waste

Source: Business Standard, Date: , 2016

Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in 2005, estimated 1.46 lakh tonnes of e-waste generation in the country, which was expected to exceed 8 lakh tonnes by 2012. As per the United Nations University report, The Global E-Waste Monitor 2014", 17 lakh tonnes of e-waste generation was reported in the country in 2014. No comprehensive State-wise inventorization of e-waste generation in the country has been done. CPCB has undertaken many steps for enforcement of E-Waste Rules, 2011 which include general directions to all State Pollution Control Boards, directions to producers for compliance of the provisions related to reduction of hazardous substance of the E-Waste Rules, 2011, general directions to Ministries in Government of India and Public Sector Undertakings for implementation of the provision relating to the disposal of the e-waste.

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